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  • 1. An exquisite Quizzing Experience Brought to you by:Jaideep Kumar Dutta Dwikul Jyoti Das Souvik Ghosh
  • 2.  Thou shalt get 23 questions, 5 starred/Bonus.  Thou shalt note that starred questions have starred questions. In case of tie, one shall consider the bonus answers.  Any complaints/law suits regarding Questions must be directed towards Sergei and Larry.  Thou shalt not succumb to the use of mobile phones.  Thou shalt be bound by the quizmaster‟s verdict.
  • 3.  What is believed to be the first human invention to break the sound barrier?
  • 4.  Whip
  • 5.  According to a story, X was a large cannon, which was strategically placed on the wall. A shot from a Parliamentary cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath X which caused the cannon to tumble to the ground. The Royalists, or Cavaliers attempted to raise X on to another part of the wall, but because the cannon was so heavy that they couldn‟t place it back.  What is X ?
  • 6. Humpty Dumpty
  • 7. X is a supernatural being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In Old Norse sources, beings described as X dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings. In some sources, X can't stand sunlight also. X is now-a-days commonly used in a separate domain altogether. Identify X.
  • 8. TROLL !
  • 9. X are advertisement characters promoted by Y since IPL 2. Although these characters look animated, they are actually humans in X costumes. The ads were created by Ogilvy & Mather, the agency handling Y advertisements. According to Rajiv Rao, National Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather, they “wanted to make real people look as animated as possible”. Give X.
  • 10. X = Zoozoo (Y being Vodafone)
  • 11.  A capirote is a headgear of Spanish origin. It was historically worn by the condemned during the Spanish Inquisition. A modification of the capirote where the outer fabric of the hat extends past the shoulders, covering the face and neck while leaving only a pair of holes for the eyes, was worn by some Spanish brotherhoods during Easter. In spite of its origins, with which group of people do people most associate the capirote with?
  • 12.  Ku Klux Klan / KKK
  • 13.  "The sport it resembles the most is Basketball which is probably the sport I enjoy watching the most. I had a lot of fun making up the rules and I have still got the notebook I did it."  Who is talking about what ?
  • 14. J. K. Rowling about Quidditch.
  • 15.  Auguste Piccard was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer.  Question is, he is the inspiration behind which famous comic character?
  • 16. Professor Calculus
  • 17.  The Summy Company registered for copyright of the song in 1935. In 1988, Warner/Chappell purchased Summy Company for $25 million, with the value of the song estimated at $5 million. Based on the 1935 copyright registration, Warner claims that the United States copyright will not expire until 2030, and that unauthorized public performances of the song are technically illegal unless royalties are paid to Warner. In the European Union, the copyright of the song will expire on December 31, 2016. Which song ?
  • 18.  Happy Birthday To You.
  • 19.  It is round and has its name engraved into its top surface. The edges of the top surface are also engraved with an intricate design. It was created in 1874 to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh. It is also a symbol of Spain‟s economic recovery after the Spanish Civil War.
  • 20.  Marie biscuit
  • 21.  We cannot under-estimate the massive effect the _______ has had on the game. It has changed the equation between bat and ball more than pitches have done, for it took away from the fast bowler his greatest weapon -the ability to induce fear. Ian Chappell related to me how he and Ian Healy once sat down to debate which was the better Australian side -Chappell's or Waugh's -by discussing a hypothetical match between the two. "Is this match going to be played with _______or without_______?" was the first question Healy raised, because he felt it would have a great bearing on the contest.
  • 22.  It is a common slang phrase, used as a simple existential observation that life is full of imperfections and unforeseeable events. The phrase is an acknowledgement that bad things happen to people for no particular reason. In the 1994 film X, it was suggested that X created the slang when he was running across the country.  Which phrase ??
  • 23.  Shit happens !
  • 24.  He was in the Soviet Army, and was wounded in combat in the Battle of Bryansk in October 1941. While being hospitalised, he overheard some fellow soldiers complaining. This inspired him to create something famous. What ?
  • 25.  X has a long-running feud with the unseen driver of a light blue Reliant Regal Supervan III. This conflict originated when the Reliant's driver held the Mini up on the way to a mathematics exam.  The Mini was used for a 1997 feature film. After filming ended, the original Mini used in filming was sold to Kariker Kars to be hired for various events. It was then temporarily displayed as a major attraction at the Rover Group's museum. In 1997, it was purchased by the Cars of the Stars Motor Museum and is now on display at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.
  • 26.  X , as a product brand, is especially known for its packaging, a tubular paper-board can with a foil-lined interior and a resealable plastic lid, which was invented by Fredric J. Baur. Baur died on March 4, 2008. his children honored his request to bury him in one of the cans by placing part of his cremated remains in a X container in his grave. X?
  • 27.  What we normally see is strings of random characters falling from the top to the bottom of the screen. This effect is associated with a famous franchise that has led to a lot of things in popular culture, mainly screen-savers. What is it?
  • 28.  An 86 year old rivalry between two football clubs resembles closely to OLD FIRM RIVALRY.  Interestingly, both clubs share the same home stadium which is in country X. But one team has majority of its fan base in X while the other in country Y.  Which famous rivalry?
  • 29.  X was the name of the author of a book entitled „Birds of the West Indies‟. Y was a very active birdwatcher and favoured the works of ornithologist X. When deciding on a name for his creation, he thought X was suitably brief and unromantic .  X has a number of character traits, including an enjoyment of cars, a love of food and drink, and an average intake of sixty custom-made cigarettes a day.  X lost his virginity on his first visit to Paris at the age of 16. Among the places where X has made love are on a train, in a forest, in a plane, in a submarine, on an iceberg, and in a hospital. Id X.
  • 30.  1) The Death of Rosa Wolf  2) Corpse in A Garden  3) The Grim Butcher  4) The Dockyard Killer  5) A Russian Case  6) Good Cop Dead Cop  7) Death by Crucifixion  8) Beautiful No More  And so on…
  • 31.  Samsung Galaxy S3 is sold 60million pieces.  Apple iPhone 3GS is sold 37million pieces.  Motorola RAZR v3 is sold 130million pieces.  With a huge margin, which product tops the list with more than 250million pieces sold till today?
  • 32.  Minimalist poster of which movie ?
  • 33.  BORDER 